Book Reviews of Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, Bk 2)

Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, Bk 2)
Love Stargirl - Stargirl, Bk 2
Author: Jerry Spinelli
ISBN-13: 9780375813757
ISBN-10: 0375813756
Publication Date: 8/14/2007
Pages: 288
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Several years ago Jerry Spinelli introduced to the international stage the extraordinary Stargirl Caraway, who took our breaths away with her uniqueness and utterly fascinating character. Now Stargirl is back, and this time she's telling her own story--in the world's longest letter to her ex-boyfriend, Leo.

In her new town in a whole other state, Stargirl meets a variety of interesting characters. There's Dootsie, her best friend, who's six years old and like a mini-Stargirl. Betty Lou, their neighbor, hasn't been out of her house for nine years. Eleven-year-old Alvina works at Margie's Donut Shop, beats up boys, and is a self-proclaimed "rotten kid." Charlie sits by his wife Grace's grave every day. And Perry Delloplane is an arrogant thief and has a harem, but Stargirl just can't stop thinking about him.

In addition to the eccentric people, Stargirl of course finds her enchanted places and does her selfless deeds. But is she ever really happy? For Leo Borlock--the boy who broke her heart, who chose to be accepted by society over being with her--is always on her mind, and Stargirl doesnt know what to do about him...if there is anything that can be done.

LOVE, STARGIRL does not disappoint dedicated Stargirl fans, which I am extremely grateful for. In this book, you get to know Stargirl inside and out: her fears, her weaknesses, her insecurity, what makes her happy. Stargirl ceases to be an impossibly invulnerable character, and her three dimensions gain more clarity, but she never stops being a delight.
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Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

Fans of Jerry Spinelli's STARGIRL will jump and shout when they hear about the sequel, LOVE, STARGIRL.

This was not a book that I expected to have a sequel, but in true Jerry Spinelli tradition, Stargirl's story lives on.

Moving from Arizona to Pennsylvania has Stargirl missing the desert, the cactus, and especially Leo. Although she is not absolutely certain about their continued relationship, Stargirl uses her year-long letter to keep Leo up-to-date on the events of her new life. She doesn't ever anticipate sending the letter. In fact, she mentions that Leo will most likely only get to read it if she actually sees him again.

Filled with fantastic memories and new adventures, Spinelli will have readers falling in love with Stargirl all over again. Memories of the past will remind readers of her wonderful spirit, while her new neighborhoods offer great variety. There's cute and always curious Dootsie, who introduces herself as a "human bean." Dootsie takes Stargirl to meet Betty Lou, who fears anything beyond her trailer door. Then there's Charlie, who haunts the local cemetery and his late wife's grave. Alvina, the hot-head, and Perry, the thief, add further color to the cast of characters.

Stargirl's fascination with the changing seasons and the Winter Solstice take her to Enchanted Hill to plot her own personal calendar. It feels right and it offers a way to remember the past.

Stargirl's tale is tender and honest in its straightforward simplicity. Thank you to the author for bringing back this famous character.
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I enjoyed Spinelli's follow up to Stargirl but it do t not grab me as much as the first. The almost mystical nature of the first book and the interesting method of delivery enchanted me. While I enjoy the look into Stargirl's life, there was less of a pull or urgency to it. I enjoyed the epistolary style and also the deeper insight into how Stargirl functions. Instead of the unreadable, magnetic and quirky girl from book one, we get a real, yet still remarkable person. She still carries the battlescars from Arizona, while remaining determined to withstand trials.

I suppose the lower rating results from several factors. One, I expected another whirlwind story. Two, I read it immediately after Stargirl, a world I refused to leave. I was looking for a different book, at my own peril.

Overall, I do recommend this book. Stargirl remains one of the best heroines I have come across in YA.
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Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

Fans of Jerry Spinelli's STARGIRL will jump and shout when they hear about the sequel, LOVE, STARGIRL.

This was not a book that I expected to have a sequel, but in true Jerry Spinelli tradition, Stargirl's story lives on.

Moving from Arizona to Pennsylvania has Stargirl missing the desert, the cactus, and especially Leo. Although she is not absolutely certain about their continued relationship, Stargirl uses her year-long letter to keep Leo up-to-date on the events of her new life. She doesn't ever anticipate sending the letter. In fact, she mentions that Leo will most likely only get to read it if she actually sees him again.

Filled with fantastic memories and new adventures, Spinelli will have readers falling in love with Stargirl all over again. Memories of the past will remind readers of her wonderful spirit, while her new neighborhoods offer great variety. There's cute and always curious Dootsie, who introduces herself as a "human bean." Dootsie takes Stargirl to meet Betty Lou, who fears anything beyond her trailer door. Then there's Charlie, who haunts the local cemetery and his late wife's grave. Alvina, the hot-head, and Perry, the thief, add further color to the cast of characters.

Stargirl's fascination with the changing seasons and the Winter Solstice take her to Enchanted Hill to plot her own personal calendar. It feels right and it offers a way to remember the past.

Stargirl's tale is tender and honest in its straightforward simplicity. Thank you to the author for bringing back this famous character.
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i love this book! There is a first one to it though. The first book is called "Stargirl". after you read this one...this one is better!!!
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i wasn't sure bout this book I will have to read another by this author and decide if I like his style...